Throwback Friday, Within Us, by Ivor Steven.


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During these times of lockdown and isolation, not seeing our, love ones, families and friends, is definitely very wearing within our distant hearts….. Here’s a poem I originally wrote in October of 2014, and the words now seem very appropriate for the current pandemic situation….


Within Us


The oceans wave us goodbye.

Sand and sea, one beach.

Like the surfs white crest.

Love is, within our lonely breasts.


The lands push us apart.

Alps and plains, one realm.

Like a rivers rocky cascade.

Love is, a turbulent escapade,


The sky opens us up.

Dawn and dusk, one sun.

Like the moons daytime eclipse.

Love is, a hidden apocalypse.


The universe covers us complete.

Stars and planets, one creation.

Like the distant Milky Way.

Love is, within us to stay.



Ivor Steven (c)  Nov 2014

G’day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I’m an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I’ve been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I’ve been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems. 

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